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History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

The Byzantine Empire has long maintained a delicate balance of simultaneously doing fantastic and also being constantly in peril. Normally this would be a contradiction, but the Byzantines made “Golden Disaster Empire” their entire damn brand. As we’ll see over the next 500 years, the Dark Ages brought genuinely brilliant reforms while the Golden Age …

Fall of Constantinople – Reply History

Fall of Constantinople – Reply History

In the year 1451, The 19 year old Mehmed II ascends to the Ottoman throne, and immediately begins preparation for the taking of Constantinople. Their capital and last great holdout of the Roman Empire He saw as his duty to capture the city because for him it was an essential part in the expansion and …

Denying Your History | Armenian Genocide

Denying Your History | Armenian Genocide

In every friend group, there’s that one person that doesn’t quite belong – nobody really likes them but nobody hates them enough to kick them out. Their presence is just sort of tolerated. They have some dirty laundry, maybe they cheat on their wife or sell drugs on the side – things you genuinely disagree …

Constantine Prefigured in the Old Testament

Constantine Prefigured in the Old Testament

According to Wikipedia, Typology in Christian theology and biblical exegesis is a doctrine or theory concerning the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament. Typology is very useful for grasping truths about the Catholic Faith, because it is both at the same time simple and profound. Through typology, people, place and events from …

Where did Russia come from? – Alex Gendler

Where did Russia come from? – Alex Gendler

Where did Russia come from, why is it so big, and what are the differences between it and its neighbors? The answers lie in an epic story of seafaring warriors, nomadic invaders, and the rise and fall of a medieval state known as Kievan Rus. In the first millennium, a large group of tribes spread …

The Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople

The year is 1453, and the Byzantine Empire, the very last figment of Rome’s long-faded glory, is itself in its death throes. Having continued the legacy of Roman rule for almost fifteen hundred years, the Byzantine empire was once a superpower, but centuries of constant warfare and a schism between east and west in the …